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January 5 update: And Hannah passed her first year, thank you all for making that possible. She is back at class now and settled in residence at Tygerburg which is a change for her after travelling from Stellenbosch every day. She remains deeply grateful to those who assisted her as do I. She  also says she is swamped by work :) Should keep her out of mischief.

 

 

Update: So Hannah is at Stellenbosch and doing well, thank you so much to those of you who donated. She is working harder than she ever has before and it's only the beginning, but so far so good, and she seems very happy. If she hasn't thanked you yet it's because we haven't had the latest list of donors from Backabuddy but when they arrive she will. It still staggers me that so many people were and still are asssiting. She is living her dream and hopefully one day will be paying it forward with real purpose.

 

My daughter Hannah Abrahams-Crocker has been told this evening that she has been accepted to study medicine at Stellenbosch University. It has long been a dream of hers, but she didn't make the first cut. Then she did today. I cannot afford to pay her fees, and she is in line for a teaching bursary for a Bachelor of Science, but medicine has always been the dream. It is reachable now. To make this totally honest and transparent I can't sign a loan for her as I would be  insolvent if I could afford it. I was widowed when my children were very young and I am proud of what they have achieved. I am moved by fact that when Hannah didn't get accepted the first time around she told me it didn't matter because her siblings have told me she didn't want me to be sad.

She is tenacious, humble but sassy, loves medicine and has been fortunate enough to job shadow with a friend of mine who is a surgeon. It seems it may be too late to get funding for her now from the university, although I am trying all avenues as we have to give them an answer tomorrow. I am also aware that I was fortunate enough to go to varsity, her father couldn't because he was black. If I know one thing I know that she will put her heart and soul into this, and that she will give back when she qualifies. She has been involved in charity work throughout her school career, been what I would call a servant leader as a prefect. Oh, of course she is normal young woman who likes to dance, but she is determined and will not let anyone down. If you want to help her that would be great, and it will be paid forward down the line.

We have been amazed by the generosity of those who have donated, and support received via other channels. If you still wish to donate there are still books and travel costs to be paid for, but again it has also meant that I have been able to donate some money to another student in need who does not want to be on a funding site, and that has felt really good.

Donations

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Go big Hannah ~ <3 one day someone will write a book about this x" - Anon

  • Feb 07, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Good luck on your journey. Hope you will be an excellent Dr! Go Rustybugs!" - Nadia

  • Feb 06, 2016 - USD $ 24.96
  • "Never give up on your dreams, Hannah." - Anonymous

  • Feb 03, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a great university experience! All the best from a fellow Rustybug" - Abena Danso

  • Feb 02, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Never stop dreaming Hannah!" - Suzanne Ackerman-Berman

  • Feb 01, 2016 - R 150.00
  • "Wishing you all the best Hannah" - Daphne Burnie

  • Jan 31, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Hannah, all the best!" - Kate

  • Jan 30, 2016 - R 2 325.50
  • "To my dear goddess daughter - I'm so proud, congratulations, I'm sure you'll work hard but I hope that you also ball (or jorl or whatever you young people say these days)" - Judith soal

  • Jan 30, 2016 - R 2 562.50
  • "As an ex- Rustybug and medical doctor. Congratulations on your achievement! We need more dedicated doctors! All the best for your journey!" - Dr Natheema Isaacs

  • Jan 30, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Enjoy the journey and develop great knowledge, skills and attitude :)" - Maties

  • Jan 30, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Good luck and have fun." - Barry

  • Jan 29, 2016 - R 1 167.14
  • "Go Hannah!" - Abels family

  • Jan 29, 2016 - USD $ 105.36
  • "So happy to help such a wonderful hard-working girl. Praying God continues to bless and protect you " - Mike and Dorothy Blades

  • Jan 29, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck Hannah, wishing you all the best!" - Sammy

  • Jan 29, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck, go for girl!!" - Sue Thompson

  • Jan 29, 2016 - R 102.50
  • "A tiny contribution but sure every cent counts. Reach for your dreams Hannah! " - Anonymous

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Good luck, Hannah! Follow your dreams and never give up. It's a small amount, but I hope it helps! " - A Rustybug

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "As ex-Rustybugs we are wishing you all the best! Go for it! " - Gabi & Tresia

  • Jan 28, 2016 - USD $ 64.12
  • "Good luck Hannah! I don't know you but it seems you have inherited your mom's tenacity. " - Ann

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Be so proud of all that you have achieved this far- and all the best for this next exciting chapter!" - Taryn

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Blaze that trail Hannah - all hail to your amazing mom" - Gaye Davis

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck. So proud of you :)" - Debbie and Steve

  • Jan 28, 2016 - USD $ 64.12
  • "As an ex rusty bug I am happy to help you make your dream come true. I also went to stellenbosch university and know you will love it. Good luck xx" - Melissa Stanford

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Go Hannah go! reach for the stars." - Kate Kilroe

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 2 050.00
  • "Good luck Hannah. May your dreams come true." - Nicola Corte

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Good luck! " - N. Swanson

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck Hannah ... reach for your dream" - Nicole Lissner-de Vries

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Never stop believing" - Alexia PS

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "I challenge all Florida folk to match or better" - Anonymous

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 250.00
  • "Way to go! May you soar!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck in your studies and following your dream and passion" - Wayne

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "I don't know whether I'm more admiring of your mother or of you in this venture. " - Heather Parker

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 2 010.00
  • "All best wishes" - Asna

  • Jan 28, 2016 - R 10 010.00
  • "Well done Hannah! We are so proud of you and also of your mom for her valuable example to all of us. Thanks for this opportunity to be a part of your future." - Anonymous

  • Jan 28, 2016 - USD $ 64.12
  • "Well done Hannah " - Phillippa Duncan

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go, girl, you will go far" - Anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Go for it" - A mum

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Go for it. " - Nicole and Martin

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 2 050.00
  • "You go, girl! Well deserved." - Tamra Capstick-Dale

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 2 050.00
  • "I was told by the maths professor in the 1980's that i was 'too pretty to study medicine'. Discrimination at its finest. You go beautiful Hannah!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - USD $ 37.76
  • "Good luck love - I know you will pay this back in care for others xxx" - Julie

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Wishing you well with your studies, whichever course you follow- we need teachers too :)" - Anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - USD $ 45.35
  • "good luck and savour every moment" - anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "I wish you as much determination as your mom clearly has, and a passion and love for life as great as hers is for you." - Annabel Slingsby

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 2 010.00
  • "Make your dreams come true!" - In Context - Mari Lategan

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "go chase your dream hannah xxxx" - Diana Caelers

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Go for it Hannah, SA needs so many doctors and we're happy to support you on your journey " - Louise Allnutt

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Dearest Hannah, Please accept this with my love and congratulations! Who knows - perhaps one day you might well be the doctor to treat me or one of my family." - Penny Marek

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Go Hannah!" - Rochelle Barrish

  • Jan 27, 2016 - USD $ 26.45
  • "Good luck, my girl! I am thrilled to be able to invest in you." - Anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 150.00
  • "Just a small token, even if it only adds to her coffee for studying fund, good luck. " - anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Good luck! I studied medicine at stellenbosch and it was fantastic! Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Congratulations! I benefitted from scholarships and other financial support throughout my university career and it make a lot of things possible - I hope all the possibilities open up for you too!" - Pam Sykes

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Praying all the little bits will add up to what you need." - Lynne Smit

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Money must never be the reason you don't get to follow your dream. From all that I have seen of you and your family, you will be wildly successful in your studies. #feesmustfall but hope this helps." - Ella

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Live your dream" - Murray Aberdein

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 1 025.00
  • "Congratulations, Hannah. Sounds like you will make everyone proud. " - Jen Longworth

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 102.50
  • "As an ex Rustybug parent I say, Go make us proud!" - Fred Pheiffer

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Good luck - SA needs some excellent doctors" - Anon

  • Jan 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Good luck lovely Hannah. I got a break when my folks struggled to pay my fees at US back in the 90s. With every best wish. x" - Anonymous

  • Jan 26, 2016 - R 256.25
  • "For Hannah Abrahams-Crocker; Doctor to become." - Anthony Burman

  • Jan 26, 2016 - USD $ 21.16
  • "Hannah, I sincerely this will help you reach for the stars (and scalple). Lots of love and good luck!" - Miriam Mannak

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